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National Seminar : Higgs Boson The God Particle


Higgs Boson- The God Particle

The Department of Physics, Abeda Inamdar Sr. College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune, had organized a one day National Seminar entitled “HIGGS BOSON- The God Particle”- A major breakthrough in the international research. The National Seminar, sponsored by the University Grants Commission (U.G.C.)Western Region Office, Pune was organized on Saturday, 1st September 2012.

 The discovery of Higgs-Boson particle also known as the God particle at CERN, the multinational research centre in Geneva have raised several questions for both the scientific community and laymen who wish to understand the complex monumental question about matter. The discovery of “God Particle” considered as the last missing link in the “Standard Model” is an attempt to understand the basic forces between elementary particles.

           The Seminar was organized to give an overview of the said concept. It was    attended by151 participants from all over India. Dr. Anuradha Kulkarni, Senior Scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai and Dr. Manoranjan Guchait, Associate Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, addressed the technical sessions. They spoke about the subatomic particles, explaining the concept of the Higgs Boson and how the finding of Higgs Boson could bring a new era in Science.

Dr. E.M. Khan, Principal, Abeda Inamdar Senior College gave the welcome address. Dr. V.B. Gaikwad, Director, BCUD, University of Pune and Dr. K.C Mohite, Dean of science Faculty, University of Pune , were the chief guest for the seminar.Mrs. Naseem Deshpande,, Head, Department of Physics, Abeda Inamdar Senior College, introduced the theme of the seminar. The function was presided by Mr. P.A. Inamdar, President MCE Society, Pune.

Dr. V.K. Wagh, Ex-Principal, Fergusson College was the chief guest for the valedictory function. Mr. Munnawar Peerboy, Chairman, Haji Gulam Mohammed Azam Education Trust presided the valedictory function. Ms. Misbah and Dr. Bajpai compered the programme. The overwhelming response was noticed from the participants who were present for the seminar. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Mrs. H.J.Siamwalla, Head, Department of Mathematics, Abeda Inamdar College.

 The national seminar was organized  by Mrs. Naseem Deshpande, Head of dept. of Physics, under the able guidance of Dr. E M Khan, Principal of The Abeda Inamdar College Pune was a grand success.

Outcome of the seminar:

Matter is the physics form of energy. Studies about matter help us know its properties and hence its applications. Higgs’ particle gives the idea about beginning of matter. Higgs Boson-The God Particle at this stage is a research topic and its long term benefits would be knowing the creation of matter and its usefulness in solving problems of mankind. This has definitely helped the teachers understand the basic principles of Quantum Physics. This also helped the students’ perception about matter. The seminar has definitely motivated the students to pursue a challenging research career in the field of Particle Physics. This may not benefit the society immediately however the knowledge of particle Physics will serve its purpose in due course of time to understand the beginning of universe.                                                                                           



Naseem Deshpande

Convenor, National Seminar










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